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Fri, Oct 17, 2014 9:29 am

Stuart's Opera House is set to deliver a one-two punch this weekend with shows featuring "America's sharpest musical storyteller" and one of Rolling Stone's "Top 20 guitarists of all time."

Todd Snider will perform on Friday, followed by Richard Thompson on Sunday, and seats are filling up fast.

Mon, Oct 13, 2014 10:20 am

The Muskingum University Wind Ensemble will present its fall tour performance, American Visions, on Monday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Chapel, located on the campus.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Wind Ensemble at Muskingum is the university's premiere instrumental ensemble, comprised of students from all academic majors.

Under the direction of Dr. David Turrill, American Visions features historical and patriotic works for wind band that relate to the ensemble's tour destinations in Gettysburg and Philadelphia.  

Thu, Oct 9, 2014 2:49 pm

For many Ohio University alumni, Homecoming Weekend is a chance to reconnect with old friends, relive past glories and return to a town they called home for four years (possibly more, in some cases). For orchestral folk-rock band The Ridges, it means a few different things.

The group got their start in Athens, took their name from a local landmark and the members are made up of OU alumni and current students. This Saturday, they hope to reconnect with old friends and make new fans during a homecoming show at Casa Nueva.

Wed, Oct 1, 2014 11:30 pm

Stuart's Opera House closed out its Free Summer Concert Series on Sept. 26 with a show from Portland, Oregon band Quiet Life.

WOUB's Marlena Scott caught up with Quiet Life front man Sean Spellman and filmed part of the band's set.

Wed, Oct 1, 2014 7:59 pm

There's no shortage of fall festivals in Southeast Ohio, especially this weekend. But there's only one area festival featuring many of today's best indie musicians (not to mention lumberjacks, bull riding, Columbus Zoo animals and fireworks): The second annual Hocktoberfest, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4 at Hocking College.

Sponsored by Rocky Brands and Hocking College, the free day-long fest is offering a jam-packed schedule of entertainment, including several notable up-and-coming bands.

Wed, Oct 1, 2014 11:03 am

One of the perks of living in a town like Athens is that, all of a sudden, there can be a last-minute announcement for an early Wednesday night show with a guitar legend.

Tonight at 8 p.m., Aquabear Legion, Andrew Lampela and Tim Peacock will present Peter Walker with Dead Winds of Summer at The Union.

Peter Walker is an American folk guitarist noted for dynamic instrumental pieces inspired by Indian raga and Spanish flamenco traditions, blended with traditional American folk and occasional rock influences.

Wed, Oct 1, 2014 1:00 am

Octubafest, Ohio University's month-long celebration of the tuba and euphonium, is kicking off tonight at 8 p.m. in the School of Music Recital Hall.

Since 1974, the annual event has become a mainstay at hundreds of universities around the world. It's marking its 16th year at Ohio University, due to the efforts of Jason Smith, OU associate professor of Tuba, who will be performing tonight.

Tue, Sep 30, 2014 4:00 am

A dozen high school marching bands from around the region will compete in the 40th annual Athens Invitational Marching Festival at Athens High School on Oct. 11.

For the past 40 years, the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Athens, the Chauncey-Dover Lions Club, and the Athens Band Boosters have sponsored the event.

In addition to the host school — Athens High School — bands from as far away as Sarahsville and Byesville in Ohio and Ellenboro, West Virginia, will compete for the awards which include best music, best general effect, best percussion and best auxiliary.